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conical, half to two inches deep, and a quarter to four inches in diameter; they extend vertically into the block or extend along the main planar faces; there are more than thirty, on the south-facing side. In the large chamfer of the base of the block, which is lost at the sharp edge, none of these holes can be noticed. Between depressions, the surface appears uneven, frizzy or fluted in fillets, or deepened into shell-like holes with no sharp edge. On closer inspection, there are no scattered elevations or depressions on the surface, no small disc-shaped glossy spots, half to six lines in diameter from the fall of oxidized squamous parts. The color of the block is dark brown, and on the rust-coated spots it is yellow-ocre. The largest block length is 80 inches (Parisian measurement); the largest transverse width on the south side is 43.5; the highest height at the east end 34.5 west end, at the point where the iron lands on earth, 25 ", the largest diameter deep down in the large cavity, and 37"; and the front at the west end is

34 ”. Assuming that the specific weight of this iron is 7.731, the entire block will weigh at an estimated 31 to 32 cubic feet, some 17,300 Parisian pounds, and therefore should be one of the largest of all known meteoric iron masses. In the orifices of the block are often pieces of very hard and grainy quartz, which indicate both its shape and the way it cohers (because on the surface it is sometimes thicker, sometimes thinner than inside ), being jammed by an event, which acted suddenly. The surface of these quartz pieces is slightly rounded or bent; on the outside, they are dark rust, and this color continues to the interior at different depths, but fades to the center, which is almost white. Rust, fine as dust, mainly coats crevices, depressions and parts of the surface less exposed to rain. Other traces of the gradual action of the atmosphere upon iron, we find them in the place where it is today; but in the place where it was first found, we noticed, in an extension of six square arms, several fragments scattered on the ground. This is a deposit of fine, dry, light-gray hollow earth mixed with granite dust, with a thick reddish granular granite underneath. (In Bendego Creek, the granite is grayer, with whitish stripes). Fragments of the above-mentioned quartz, a dark amphibole, black tourmaline and a limonite-like stone are scattered which, by chemical analysis, revealed the same constitution of the iron block, although oxidized and containing water. This substance appears in

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